Nonlinear analysis and synthesis of distributed voltage controlled oscillators

Ana Collado*, Alessandro Acampora, Apostolos Georgiadis

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A detailed nonlinear analysis and design of a distributed voltage controlled oscillator (DVCO) is presented in this work. The analysis and design of the DVCO is performed using harmonic balance-based simulation techniques and envelope transient simulation. These techniques are used to make a complete nonlinear study of the behavior of the DVCO. Using the proposed nonlinear tools, a DVCO operating in the frequency tuning range between 1 and 2 GHz has been implemented in order to support the simulation results. The average output power and consumption along the frequency band for the designed DVCO are 5.2 dBm and 60.4 mW, respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)159-163
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Microwave and Wireless Technologies
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2010


  • Distributed voltage controlled oscillator
  • Harmonic balance
  • Oscillators


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